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Old 09-23-2019, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default GOM - Talk me out of it.

Been watching some GOM videos today and it looks like a fun rig.

I want to order the Plus kit and I want to run it on 1.9 wheels and 4.75 inch tires.

Any reason I couldnít or shouldnít?

Anything weaknesses I should be aware of?

Let me hear those opinions.

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Old 09-23-2019, 12:09 AM   #2
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Love mine. The two speed is pretty picky and others have reported weakness in the cage but it crawls like crazy. The center of gravity is perfect IMO.


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Old 09-23-2019, 12:23 AM   #3
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Iím not much of a basher, so it would be more of a Crawler for me.

Iíve seen a few complaints about difficulty in shifting, any tips in that department?
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:05 AM   #4
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Iím not much of a basher, so it would be more of a Crawler for me.



Iíve seen a few complaints about difficulty in shifting, any tips in that department?
Check the various GOM threads in the gmade crawlers section. Some people used washers between the shift housing. I haven't done that and I greased mine really well. It works for me so far. Also make sure to set end points properly for the shifting. It does crawl very well though which is what I use it for.

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Old 09-23-2019, 07:33 AM   #5
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I'm a GMade fan, but the GOM looks like a huge PITA to work on and that is enough to turn me off from it.
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Iím not much of a basher, so it would be more of a Crawler for me.
The GOM is still one of my all-time favorite R/C's. It's not a hardcore basher but it is an excellent crawler. Underrated and overlooked IMO, but the positive side of that is you don't see them everywhere.

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The GOM is still one of my all-time favorite R/C's. It's not a hardcore basher but it is an excellent crawler. Underrated and overlooked IMO, but the positive side of that is you don't see them everywhere.

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I like look of the GOM as it reminds me more of a KOH rig than the Wraith.

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Just need to find a paint theme that goes with them gray cage. 🤔
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I agree that it's possibly the best looking KOH-style rig out there, but if I had one I'd probably want to drive it as hard as Shannon Campbell drives the Dragon Slayer...

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It is a pain to work on for sure, I've broken a few front CV's (there are some fixes) but I can overlook that because I still really enjoy the GOM, it does crawl great and has a nice balance to it. That is once you have the sway bar, its just like a bomber flexing a bit too much without it. I think if you really want to run 1.9s then you may want narrow axles if that's even feasible. I went the other direction and found the biggest 2.2s I could find (J Concepts Scorpios) just because I know how much Bombers, Wraiths and the like can drag belly and axles.

The 2 speed is difficult to dial in, the sweet spot for the end points is very narrow. The servo seems at its happiest when in the middle position (1st gear) and its a bit strained in dig and 2nd though it should spend less time in those positions. I've done the "washer mod" sticking washers between the shift cover and its housing and that helped with shifting.

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I'm a GMade fan, but the GOM looks like a huge PITA to work on and that is enough to turn me off from it.
Yeah, I hate working on RC cars too. It's like the worst thing in the world

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Yeah, I hate working on RC cars too. It's like the worst thing in the world

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I love working on RCs. I just hate when simple tasks are made more difficult by bad designs.
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I love working on RCs. I just hate when simple tasks are made more difficult by bad designs.
Hard to work on, yes. Bad design, no. Its hard to work on because the mechanical bits (including CMS and a 2-speed with dig, remember) are all crammed together to make room for the full interior. It's a trade-off.
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